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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@buni.org>
Subject Re: Rejection of any ENCUMBERED Microsoft Donation to POI
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2008 23:14:17 GMT
Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 5:54 PM, Gianugo Rabellino <gianugo@apache.org> wrote:
>>  On Apr 22, 2008, at 11:45 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Gianugo Rabellino <gianugo@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>>>  On Apr 22, 2008, at 10:44 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> Just so it is clear: I am comfortable with POI proceeding if everybody
>>> understands that in the event that patent threats surface that I will
>>> be advocating that the affected code be remedied and/or jettisoned.  I
>>> am also comfortable with assisting Andy with his efforts to reduce the
>>> possibility that this ever occurs.
>>>
>>  +1, as in not only I agree but I will be the first one to act in that case,
>> but is this something Andy would be comfortable with?
> 
> I made two statements there.  I am comfortable with both.  I take it
> that you are comfortable with the first and have no objection to the
> second.  Andy is comfortable with the second, but would probably
> characterize the first as "irresponsible".  As always, he is welcome
> to correct me at any time.
>

I'd even say negligent.
> 
> While I, too, can't speak FOR Microsoft, I am quite willing to speak
> WITH Microsoft.  Particularly if the request was modestly scoped, and
> if doing so would sort the issue right from the start.
>

Which is pretty much all I'm asking of you guys.


> - Sam Ruby
> 
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